United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1986

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United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1986
North Dakota
1980 ←
November 4, 1986 → 1992

  Kent Conrad official portrait.jpg Mark Andrews, US Senator from North Dakota.jpg
Nominee Kent Conrad Mark Andrews
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 143,932 141,812
Percentage 49.8% 49.1%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mark Andrews
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Kent Conrad
Democratic

The 1986 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mark Andrews lost re-election to a second term to Dem-NPL nominee Kent Conrad.

Major candidates[edit]

Dem-NPL[edit]

Republican[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Andrews lost re-election by just over 2,000[1] votes after a rigorous campaign involving personal attacks and other strategies[citation needed].

Results[edit]

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent Conrad 143,932 49.80
Republican Mark Andrews (incumbent) 141,812 49.07
Independent Anna B. Bourgois 3,269 1.13
Majority
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
Turnout 289,013

Notes[edit]